Fantastic Dizzy (Genesis)
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Prince's Secret Sign
A very little-known Easter egg was added to the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Amiga 500 and Amiga CD32 (The Big 6 Collection) ports of the game. It only works when playing in English, and the final step is only known to work on Mega Drive/Genesis and not Amiga so far as anyone has found. It is not present at all in the NES, Master System, Game Gear or DOS releases, and it will not work while playing in any other language, likely because the text for it was never translated.
Before completing Dora's quest, approach the prince in the Yolkfolk woods and give him the small pigmy cow having already received the bean from the salesman. A message will pop up:
My name is PRINCE and I am FUNKY! GO FOR PURPLE RAIN BONUS!!!!
He will drop an item called "Prince's secret sign", which can be used in the cave under the graveyard. If placed in the water, purple rain will appear and the player will be awarded a whopping 250,000 points, an order of magnitude more than by doing any other action in the game.
Although you lose the cow in the process, the game can still be completed since a large gold coin serves the exact same purpose in regular gameplay (it can't be used to activate this Easter egg, however).
While technically used, the method of bringing up the help screen is somewhat obscure - you need to stay idle for almost 4 minutes. Moreover, this screen is no longer accessible after you correctly use either the wood plank or cooked ham; presumably this makes the game assume you know what you're doing.
On the title screen, hit following buttons in this order: Right, Up, B, A, Down, Up, B, Down, Up, B (RUBADUBDUB) to activate minigame select screen (or "Subgame Cheat Thing", as it's named in the game). "Puzzle Hole" is notable in that it can't be played in the main game: This sliding puzzle variant was not placed in the game world as the 8-bit versions did.
On the title screen, hold Left + B + Start to begin the game with an extra life. (some sources incorrectly list the required key combination as Left + C)
When the game is paused, hit C, Right, A, B, B, A, Left, Left, Start (CRABBALLS) to receive an extra life. This works once per gameplay.
The Dizzy series
|ZX Spectrum||Spellbound Dizzy|
|NES||The Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy • Treasure Island Dizzy • Dizzy the Adventurer|
|Genesis||Fantastic Dizzy (Prototype)|